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Civic Guest House Backpackers Hostel

262 Walker St, Townsville, Queensland 4810 Australia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 21/02/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 21/02/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#4 of 55 Speciality lodging in Townsville
Recently renovated and now voted one of the TOP 10 HOSTELS in Australia, the Civic Guest House is a friendly, charming hostel in the heart of Townsville offering clean, safe and cosy accommodation for the budget conscious traveler. Free Wi-Fi and a friendly service are what we consider a must. We also offer free transport to/from the Ferry and Greyhound bus terminal.Our aim is to provide our guests with a comfortable and quiet place to stay in a relaxed and friendly environment. You can chill out in the lounge room, prepare a meal in our large communal kitchen, or have a game of chess in the new game room. Conveniently located in a quiet street in Townsville's CBD, the Civic Guest House Backpackers Hostel gives you a broad choice of room options ranging from shared dorms to private double rooms with en-suite bathrooms.Townsville is a great place to experience a laid-back tropical city lifestyle while enjoying the fantastic wildlife and exceptional sights of the Great Barrier Reef and Magnetic Island. Take a tour, enjoy numerous free activities in and around town, or simply relax by the beach.
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Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Vending machine
Bicycle rental
Game room
Shuttle bus service
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Paid public parking nearby
Street parking
Board games / puzzles
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
24-hour check-in
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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kazshakespeare wrote a review Jun 2021
Sunshine Coast, Australia
Well maintained & very clean comfortable hostel. Great location. Very social & friendly but not loud. Staff helpful & informative. Fast wifi. Really good kitchen, has everything, and staff & guests keep it very clean & tidy. Great stay!
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Date of stay: June 2021
Rosie S wrote a review May 2021
My partner and I booked in for a private room for a week and were elated with our stay. The staff was friendly and helpful and the rooms were clean with everything we needed. It's a nice and social hostel where you're able to make friends but not too social where it's loud and partyish. The perfect middle ground! We really enjoyed our stay and will recommend it to everyone we meet!
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Date of stay: April 2021
G2Kpauly wrote a review Apr 2021
Melbourne, Australia
I stayed here for 2 nights and was not that impressed. The location is good and the room was fine. Free washing machines to use is useful. Wifi is quick. Not the most social hostel and one staff member with beard from UK had abit of attitude and didn't seem to like his job. I would not go back if ever back in Townsville.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Jordon T wrote a review Mar 2021
This place has a good safe atmosphere and is pretty central to anything most would want to do in Townsville. It’s a great place for backpackers to stay for awhile and get a job elsewhere. I’m staying in a dorm but there’s plenty of nice cheap private rooms when I want to get more privacy
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Matt J wrote a review Feb 2021
I have been staying at the Civic Guest House for 3 weeks now and have had an incredibly pleasant stay - the hostel is quiet and comfortable enough to live in while working but also has a great social scene. Facilities are excellent - WiFi is really fast and has great coverage around the building, kitchen is clean and well maintained and there is a common area with TV and streaming services. Would definitely recommend
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
US$30 - US$43 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Civic Guest House Backpackers Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Civic Guest House Backpackers Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Sunday on Flinders. Cotters Markets (0.4 km), Empire Alternacade and Events - Townsville (0.3 km), and Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Civic Guest House Backpackers Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, laundry service, and shuttle bus service.
Which room amenities are available at Civic Guest House Backpackers Hostel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and an oven.
What food & drink options are available at Civic Guest House Backpackers Hostel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Civic Guest House Backpackers Hostel?
Yes, free public parking nearby, paid public parking nearby, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Civic Guest House Backpackers Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Coffee Dominion, The TapHouse Townsville, and Cowboys Leagues Club.
Is Civic Guest House Backpackers Hostel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Townsville.
Are any cleaning services offered at Civic Guest House Backpackers Hostel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Civic Guest House Backpackers Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kissing Point Fort (2.3 km) and National Trust Heritage Centre (1.5 km).